Today as I read from Deuteronomy, many of the verses about the laws seemed unusual. I know that if there is a law against something it is because someone somewhere performed that particular act which made me think that the group Moses led for forty years was full of rascals.
He also saw the miracles God performed for the Israelites as He led them out of captivity. Through his experiences, God taught Moses that the best way to live was by obeying His laws.
This morning, Deuteronomy showed me that His laws are to help us be our best whether as individuals, families or nations, and good things eventually come to those who become the best they can be.
Several years ago I had a conversation with a teenage grandson who said, “Many of my friends don’t believe the Bible is true.” Their disbelief concerned him.
Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever that we may follow all the words of the law.” That verse seemed to be the answer and though I didn’t give him the chapter and verse, I did say,
“God’s ways are so much higher than ours that He won’t give us more information than we can digest. There are tons of things we can’t know or understand about Him, but He expects us to believe what He reveals in the Bible.” Our personal experiences ready us for His revelations.
In her journal Mother wrote, “You can learn from a good example what you should do and from a bad example what you should not do.”
This morning I thought of all the experiences Moses had throughout his life that made him the perfect person to receive and reveal God’s laws to His people.